Bintan Triathlon - Asia's premier triathlon festival
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Race CategoryDistanceSchedule
Bintan Swim Classic 1000**1000m sea swim**19 May
Olympic Distance1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run20 May
Sprint Distance750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run20 May
Youth Distance300m Swim, 12km Bike, 3km Run21 May
Kids Distance150m Swim, 6km Bike, 1.5km Run21 May
Fun Duo Challenge**1.5km Run, 150m Swim, dash to the finish line**21 May


**You may sign up for this event as a stand alone OR as an additional race to the main triathlon races

SWIM COURSE (Triathlon Races)


The swim is held in the clear blue waters of the South China Sea, off the picturesque beach of Nirwana Gardens. No or little current and swell are expected thanks to the enclosed bay. Water conditions in May are very good with minimal swell, excellent visibility and a temperature of 29 C.

New for 2017 – two wave starts for Men’s Olympic Distance race

This year, to enhance the swim experience for athletes, we will be introducing two wave starts for men.  Athletes will be able to self-seed themselves at the starting area, under the guidance of race marshals.  We suggest that athletes who typically swim 1500m in less than 35 minutes join the “Competitive” wave, and athletes who swim 1500m in over 35 minutes join the “Friendly” wave.

Schedule of wave starts for Olympic Distance:

13:40 Men’s “Competitive” (swim time is less than 35 mins)
13:50 Women & Relay
14:00 Men’s “Friendly” (swim time is 35 mins and more)

RUN COURSE (Triathlon Races)


The Run course takes you through the lush greenery and scenic beaches of Nirwana Gardens to a palm-tree-studded finishing straight. The run course is undulating and generally well shaded. Drink stations (water, isotonic drink and cold sponges) are available at least every two kilometres.

Olympic & Sprint Swim-Run Course

  • Olympic: 1 lap of 1500m Swim; 2 laps of 5km Run
  • Sprint: 1 lap of 750m Swim;   1 lap of 5km Run

Kids & Youth Swim-Bike-Run Course

  • Youth: 2 laps of 150m Swim; 2 laps of 1.5km Run
  • Kids: 1 lap of 150m; 1 lap of 1.5km Run
BIKE COURSE (Triathlon Races)


The bike course offers wide, smooth, undulating roads, taking in the lush greenery of Nirwana Gardens and Ria Bintan, the wide views of Lagoi Reservoir and everything else that Bintan has to offer. 700ml bottles with water will be handed out at the halfway point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon.

Check out bike course profile: Olympic Distance | Sprint Distance

  • Olympic: 40km
  • Sprint: 20km
  • Youth: 12km (2 laps of 6km)
  • Kids: 6km
Bintan Swim Classic

Bintan Swim Classic 1000

This 1km swim is the perfect length to fine tune yourself for the next day’s triathlon, and possibly set a personal best over the distance!

*Swim Course Map to be posted soon

Fun Duo Challenge

Fun Duo Challenge

The Fun Duo Challenge is a great way to introduce beginners and the younger kids to the sport of triathlon where distances are shorter and the fun element higher. Teams of 2 have to complete a run, a swim and finish the race piggyback (or other creative) style. Prizes will be given out to the teams displaying “outstanding” style, strategy, teamwork and finish!

Note: course starts at the finish (arch) and finish at the start (pen). Just for fun.

Ultimate combination of sports & fun in the tropics. 11 - 13 May 2018